Arts & Culture

Release Party for the Newest Diary of a Wimpy Kid book by Jeff Kinney

To promote literacy and parent involvement at Oxford Elementary School,
the teachers in grades 4, 5 & 6 are hosting a release party for the newest
Diary of a Wimpy Kid book by Jeff Kinney at the school on Nov. 9th (The
book's release date.) from 4:30-6:00 PM. Every grade 4-6 Oxford Elementary
School  child who attends will receive a free copy of the book. There will
be parent discussion groups to help parents support their child's literacy
development at home. At the same time, there will be fun activities for
children that are based on the book series.

The Squid Jiggers Announce "Weekend of Giving"

Maine Folk Duo to spend two nights giving back to the community with two benefit shows in NAPLES and SOUTH PARIS.

More info: contact Troy R. Bennet at or 1-866-655-7171

Maine Irish & Maritime Folk Duo concert to benefit Oxford Hill Comprehensive High School Varsity Softball Spring Training

Team members include, Alexandria Rowe, Abby Bernier, Allyson Snow, Ashley West, Angel Witham, Breanna Martin,Brittina Maheaux, Crystal West, Dayna Schultz, Heather Verrier, Mariah Martin, Reba Smith, Toni Cray

What: Squid Jiggers concert to raise money for Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Varsity Softball Team’s trip to florida for Spring Training
Where: OHCHS 256 Main St. South Paris, ME 04281, Mark S. Eastman Auditorium
When: 7 p.m.

Mother-Son to be featured Artists in Norway for month of November

November is family exhibit month in Norway sponsored by the Western Maine Art Group. The featured artists at the Norway Savings Bank Operations Center at 356 Main street for the month are the mother and son artistic team of painter Barbara Traficonte and Photographer Steve Traficonte.

Barbara graduated with a bachelor of fine art from Douglass College, Rutgers University in 1963.  Her major field was studio art and her minor fields were teaching and American literature.  After moving to Maine she continued to take painting classes at the Maine College of Art in Portland.  She now paints and teaches others to paint.  Barbara lives in Waterford, Maine with her husband. Their nest is now empty but their lives are filled with the joy of painting and owning the 100 Aker Wood Frame Shop and Art Supply Store on Main Street in Norway.  Barbara shows her work throughout the state and has won numerous awards.

Elementary Performing Arts Series Features A Capella Quartet

Syncopation: A Cappella Quartet
October 26, 10 AM
Presented ONLY for the K-5 and Home Schooled Students of SAD#44
At Crescent Park Elementary School, 19 Crescent Lane, Bethel, ME

Award-Winning Vocal Quartet

Syncopation is a modern A Cappella group that centers its focus on jazz, specifically bebop, pop and Latin elements. The group recently won the 24th Annual Boston Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival Award. The group consists of four superb vocalists, including the soprano Aubrey Logan, alto Christine Fawson, tenor David Thorne Scott, and bass Tsunenori "Lee" Abe. The group formed in 2002 and has toured nationally within the US and Japan.

The group has released several CDs, most recently the album Wonderful You, where the group interprets pop songs that have been popular over the past 30 years. They have also been reviewed by the Boston Globe as excellent and having been described as 'The Manhattan Transfer for the 21st Century'.